EAST VILLAGE — The box truck driver who fatally struck cyclist Kelly Hurley in April while making a left turn at First Avenue and East Ninth Street was arrested and charged Wednesday afternoon, police said.
Kyung H. Hyun, 59, was arrested at 1:57 p.m. and charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian — the city's "right of way" law under the Mayor's Vision Zero initiative — failure to exercise due care, and making an improper left turn, according to authorities.
Hurley had been cycling up First Avenue on April 5 and was going through a green light when Hyun made a left turn from the avenue's right-most lane, striking Hurley, police said.
Hurley suffered severe head trauma and was taken off life support days later.
The commanding officer of the NYPD's Collision Investigation Squad, Brian Reynolds, in April had said his unit planned to recommend the Manhattan District Attorney's office charge the driver in Hurley's death, noting he and the DA had to be on the "same page" regarding the charges.
The DA's office was involved in the months-long investigation that led to Hyun's arrest, the office confirmed, though it would not comment further on the case.
Hyun on Wednesday was given a desk appearance ticket, according to Reynolds, who said the District Attorney's office planned to charge the driver. His desk appearance ticket return date is Aug. 29, said a police spokesman.